Simplified process to increase Bowel Cancer screening uptake in Scotland

Thousands more people across Scotland will benefit from the roll-out of a new and easier Bowel Cancer screening test that can detect the disease at an earlier, more treatable stage.

The Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) requires participants to collect one bowel motion sample, rather than the current test which requires samples over three days. Research suggests FIT’s ease of use will encourage more people to take part in the programme. The test is being offered to all men and women in Scotland aged 50 to 74, every two years.

Read the full article from Scottish Government